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2006 Media Releases


Date:
June 8, 2006
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Keith Fickenscher, Veterans Memorial Garden, 420-2997


PUBLIC INVITED TO ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL GARDEN

Mayor Coleen J. Seng today invited Lincoln area residents to observe the 17th anniversary of the Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10. The event will beheld at the Antelope Park Bandshell.

“In the 17 years since the veterans created this garden, it has become a very beautiful and special place for veterans, their families and the entire community,” said Mayor Seng. “We can take great pride in the fact that Lincoln has this memorial garden to honor veterans of every branch of military service who have given so much to our nation.”

In addition to remarks from Mayor Seng, the ceremony will include an address from State Adjutant General Roger Lempke of the Nebraska National Guard; the ringing of the Nebraska Liberty Bell; music from singer Zuri and the Lincoln Fire and Rescue Pipe and Drum Corp; a recognition of Gold Star families; a 21-gun salute; and the dedication of 155 new memorial bricks.

In case of rain, the event will be held in the Auld Recreation Center at Antelope Park.

For more information on the event, contact Keith Fickenscher of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the Veterans Memorial Garden at 420-2997.


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